|Unit 5: Expressing emotions|
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|Friday, 18 May 2012 11:36|
Unit 5: Expressing emotions
In this lesson, You will learn about talking about Expressing emotions, Showing happiness,Laughing and crying,Communicating your feelings,Controlling your emotions in Daily Conversations · Communicative English . Now you press the play button to listen to the dialogue of this lesson. If you want to turn off all the sounds , you press this button . To listen to dialogue , click to previous button.
1. Listen to Dialogue Unit 5:
Unit 5: Expressing emotions
Sue: What’s so funny?
Linda: I just saw Jo. I knew there was something wrong. She always wears her heart on her sleeve. I asked if there was something she wanted to get off her chest. She burst into tears.
Sue: What was it?
Linda: She broke a nail. It was hard to keep a straight face.
Sue: What did you say?
Linda: I said, “Get a grip. It’s a fingernail.” She saw the funny side, and we were in gales of laughter.
Sue: She’s been working too hard. She probably just needed to let off a little steam.
Linda: Yeah, I think you’re right. She was all smiles by the time she left.
2. Understanding and Using Idioms : Unit 5:
Light up: to suddenly look happy
Be all smiles: to smile a lot
Gales of laughter: loud, happy sounds that a group of people make when they are amused
Laughing and crying
Burst into tears
Dissolve into tears / laughter: to start to cry or laugh helplessly
Communicating your feelings:
Blow off steam, / let off steam: to do or say something to help you get rid of strong emotions
Bare your soul: to tell someone your secret thoughts and feelings
Get something off your chest: to tell someone about something that has been worrying you
Wear your heart on your sleeve: to show your feelings, especially your love for someone
Controlling your emotions:
Lower your guard, / drop your guard: to stop being careful about sharing your emotions
Lose your head: to lose control of your emotions:
Lose your temper: to become very angry
Go ballistic: to become extremely upset
Throw a tantrum: to become very angry and unreasonable
Get a grip (on yourself): to get control over your emotions
Keep a straight face: to try not to smile or laugh
|Last Updated on Friday, 18 May 2012 11:56|
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